University for the Creative Arts
The New and the Other
Joseph Carauna's The New and the Other is an animated film about a confined community – one where the inhabitants are set in their habits and live life to a stagnant routine. When one man ventures outside, into the unknown, he experiences great insight. He returns to his world to share the experience but the other villagers are shocked and dismayed. They run back frightened to what they usually do as if nothing else exists, denying anything other than their own, small world. The main character is surprised by their wilful ignorance and he chooses to leave again, to learn more and explore, leaving his old life behind.